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There are many reasons why pearly whites get stained. Knowing them will help you keep your teeth white and avert the need for whitening. Please consider the following if you are concerned about having whiter pearly whites:

-Enamel thins with age or with excessive brushing, leaving the darker dentin layer to show through.

-Certain highly pigmented foods such as strawberries, blackberries and blueberries can dim the appearance of your chompers, so make sure you brush your teeth after chomping such foods.

-Tobacco can turn your teeth to shades of brown and yellow, so consider cutting back on tobacco if you are a user.

-There are medicines which have been shown to include the effect of dimming the chompers; tell us about it if you are taking medications during your checkup.

-Drinks such as red wine and coffee contain pigment-altering chemicals which darken teeth, so don’t drink too much of them.

-If you suffered a dental accident, the dentin layer of your teeth might be compensating by growing excess dentin.

If you are still concerned about having whiter teeth, our team at Edward B. Miller, DDS in Duncanville, Texas, can help. Please get in contact with us at 972-298-6131 now to set up a visit where Dr. Edward B. Miller can judge your oral health and go over your teeth whitening options with you.